From tropical downpours to winter whiteouts, these tents are designed to perform and protect in all seasons and conditions.
The best four-season tents, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 30, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Four-Season Tent Reviews
A well thought out tent that has improved with the current edition. The size and space, the ease of access and the durable build are all there in an outstanding 4 season 2p tent. My Exped Orion 2 Extreme, has gone to lot of wild locations over the last 9 years but it needed to be retired. The outer fabric had suffered UV damage, and the floor was no longer waterproof. I tried using various coatings with some success but have decided to place it on light duties from now on while it is still very… Full review
This has been a solid, roomy, bombproof tent. Used exclusively for big trips as it is a heavy tent -- ideal for paddling adventures or being choppered in. Warranty experience has been positive and timely. The VE25 can handle a storm in any temperature. My third North Face VE (VE24/VE25 and a new VE25) has been a solid, roomy, bombproof tent. I recently had it on the Keele River NWT for a 12-day paddle and it performed wonderfully. I've used it exclusively for big trips; it's ideal for paddling adventures. Full review
In the realm of camping shelters, the Wild Country Tents Blizzard 3 stands tall as a remarkable choice. Its easy setup, generous space, and unwavering performance in challenging conditions make it an ideal companion for solo or duo camping trips. While a minor tweak in ventilation could enhance its excellence further, the Blizzard 3 remains a top-tier product that promises comfort, durability, and protection in the great outdoors. The Wild Country Tents Blizzard 3 Camping Shelter is an exceptional… Full review
Great tent for winter explorations. The tent sets up quick and easy as well as the guy-lines, which have small mesh pockets attached which makes it a lot easier to handle with gloves and mittens. I would say it does really well in heavy wind but they really should consider upgrading all the poles to 10 mm for the extreme version. Ventilation is good and they also have guy points which is very useful in a snow storm. Vestibules are decent sizes and I quite like the double design with a vestibule… Full review
Great value for money, free-standing 2P tent for all but the worst conditions. Lightweight, versatile, and roomy the Illumina X is an excellent tent for fair and foul weather Having transitioned from road cycling to hiking over the last couple of years I‘m learning through experience that hiking, very much like riding a bike, gets easier if you’re carrying less weight (no brainer really!!). My first attempt at an overnighter ended shortly after it began when, on a hot day and packing 20kg+,… Full review
Strong, well vented, two-door, two-vestibule, Black label Hilleberg tent. Excellent sewing and fabric quality. extra tensioned guys through the mid sheet rings I have used this tent three times now. The last time was in winds the Australian Met Bureau, BOM, said peaked at exactly 100km/hr. During these gusts the wind sounded a bit like a train. The Staika didn’t do much at all except let you hear the wind outside.There was, unsurprisingly, NO condensation inside the tent. All this was on… Full review
Recently broke down and bought the Nemo Kunai 2p for backpacking, was a little hesitant based on the cost, but so far the tent has been worth one investment. Today I have only been able to test the tent in warmer weather and the tent has performed well. Withstands the strong winds and rain of a late summer storm and is not uncomfortable at night. Setup is simple and materials are excellent. While it is a bit heavier than some other options, the versatility of one tent for all but the hottest months… Full review
The ultimate, bomb proof, high mountain tent. I've now owned my VE25 for about 20 years, bought it to replace an Ultimate Quasar, and not regretted it. This tent has been everywhere, from alpine passes (over 3500m) to tundra, Scottish summers and winters too. It's never let me down, still looks great, and is 100% proof from everything the world throws at it. It wasn't cheap, but now it's 20, the cost/year is nothing. To have a tent that yon know will stand up to anything is amazing—I have the… Full review
Way too heavy for solo backpacking but an absolute palace for a couple car-camping over several days. Exceptionally well thought out, doesn't matter which way you pitch, the doors are diagonally opposed, so there'll always be one facing forward. Sags a little in the centre and doesn't shed the rain as efficiently as the Nallo 2 or the Nallo 2GT (both previously owned) but would definitely recommend, particularly with a footprint to reduce the condensation. My first Hb was a Nallo 2 which I used… Full review